Several years ago, I sustained injuries to my spine. Although I had great success with rehabilitation under the guidance of physical therapists, when my physical therapy ended, I was concerned about working out on my own. I was afraid of reinjuring my back and unsure about what I could and could not do safely. I recently decided it was time to return to one-on-one workouts with professional personal training for two reasons: 1) I had been trying to lose weight without success and 2) I had spent a considerable amount of time in hospitals attending to sick family members, reminding me how important it is take care of my own health.
I started working with Nick just six weeks ago. I must confess that when I first met him I was concerned that someone so young might not have the knowledge to push me hard enough to achieve results without pushing me so hard that I would risk re-injury. But Nick immediately put my fears to rest; this guy definitely knows what he’s doing. In fact, in a word, I’d say Nick is amazing. Honestly. Nick tapped into my personal needs, customizing workouts just for me, and pushing me to do things I never thought I would be able to do without pain. During every workout, he remains completely concentrated on my breathing and my form to ensure that each exercise is safe and effective. Nick’s workouts are so inspiring I actually find myself smiling when I’m training. Seriously, who smiles while a trainer is putting them through the paces? I do, especially because I’m seeing dramatic results. In just six weeks, I lost 9% body fat and shaved 7 minutes off my one-mile time!
Last week I went to a gathering with friends I hadn’t seen in a while. Several people rushed up to me and exclaimed: “You look fabulous! What have you been doing?” Of course, there was no time to tell them everything because each workout is different. Nick’s training style keeps me (and my body) guessing; he never has me do the same thing twice. I didn’t keep my friends guessing, though. I raved about Nick and proudly explained how my investment in personal training at Fitness Together has paid off with increased energy and a healthier, happier ‘me’. — Christina Minguela